Hope you're all ok and that you had a great weekend?
Well...it's a very exciting day in Craft Land, as today sees the start of a brand spanking new monthly challenge which is hosted by the lovely Paula Holifield over on her own blog. Most of you will know who Paula is, but for the few who don't, she is the Boss over at the Joanna Sheen Challenge Blog...the lady who made it such a massive success last year which led to it being voted Crafty Blog of the Year! Yay. So the 'A Little Bit Crafty' Challenge is one that you need to add to your lists as it's going to be BIG!!
There are some fab sponsors involved with the blog, and for April the prizes on offer are:
£10 voucher - My Mum's Craft Shop
$20 voucher - Lacy Sunshine Stamps (Heather Valentin)
3 free digis - Creepie Cute Stamps
And the theme for the A Little Bit Crafty Challenge #1 is the fabulously popular Anything Goes. So head over to A Little Bit Crafty, check out the rules, have a look at the DT cards for a little bit of inspiration and then join in the fun!
Anyhoo...here's my DT card for the challenge:
Well, as Heather Valentin's one of the sponsors, I obviously chose to use one of her fabulous Melancholy Moppet digs which are only available from Lacy Sunshine Stamps The Melancholy Moppets are a new range of digis that Heather has created and this one is Anastasia with Daffodils. The Moppets are so popular and I love working with them. I'm sure you can see why!
I had a bit of fun with this one as I'd been wanting to colour mainly in Warm Greys for a while, and this was the perfect digi to have a play with, so I coloured the image as follows, using mainly Promarkers in very muted colours:
Skin: Copics E00, E11 and E21
Hair: Caramel, Sandstone and Satin
Lips: Antique Pink and Baby Pink
Eyes: Marine, Turquoise and Cool Aqua
Clothing and Hat: Warm Grey 1, 3 and 5
Flowers: Olive Green, Cocoa, Cinnamon, Raw Sienna, Oatmeal and Saffron
I'm really pleased with the results of this one, so I've given myself a very rare pat on the back! :o)
I created the easel card on my Cameo using a Silhouette cutting file. I welded two together and cut an extra doily for the top part of the easel...simples. The circles were cut using my Spellbinder dies.
I've used Core'dinations card for both the easel base and the matting circles, and the paper on the base circle is from a Kanban kit and it matched the Warm Greys I'd used perfectly.
The flowers are from my stash and I can't remember where I got them from. :o(
So...hope you like my card. Head on over to A Little Bit Crafty, take a look at the other DT members' fab probjects and go lock yourself in your little crafty space and give it a go! Good luck.
Take care and happy crafting!